At United Medical and Aesthetics, we offer one of the most effective, advanced RF microneedling systems available to improve and restore your appearance. We are excited to introduce several devices for customized deep collagen remodeling and elastin production for the face, neck, and body. Currently, we have VirtueRF. We previously had Morpheus8, but we can provide the differences and educate you on why we chose to go back to our VirtueRF during your complimentary consultation. 

This treatment offers patients an alternative to plastic surgery for improving laxity and restoring a youthful look with no downtime. There are hundreds of studies revealing the benefits of microneedling for skin laxity and improved acne, acne scarring, and textural skin problems. 

At United Medical and Aesthetics, we have the unique ability to combine RF microneedling treatments to give better-than-average outcomes. CO2 or a Cool Peel are some of our favorite add-on combination treatments to procure outstanding results in the appropriate candidate. 

Collagen and elastin are the fundamental proteins that symbolize youthful, plump, smooth, firm, and elastic skin and can be enhanced with RF microneedling. Adding Radiofrequency or heat into the skin with microneedling is proven to rejuvenate and tighten the skin, and its true power is unlocked when these two are combined. This dynamic combination is called radiofrequency microneedling, or RF microneedling.


RF microneedling is a minimally invasive and safe treatment that uses micro pins to renew deep layers of the skin with no patient downtime.

The great thing about these treatments is that they can be used on all skin types and tones, so the right patient is anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discolorations, scarring and tighten the skin on their face, body, and jawline.


RF microneedling is made up of several proven and safe non-surgical treatments. These treatments are cleared by the FDA to:

  • Achieve tighter skin
  • Improve tone and texture
  • Treat acne scarring
  • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles with minimal discomfort or downtime

Sterile microneedles create microscopic wounds in the dermis. Radiofrequency (RF) energy is then delivered in controlled doses and varying depths depending on your needs. Aleta doesn’t just do factory settings. She considers your skin color for safety, goals of treatment, and applying years of knowledge to achieve the goals of her patient. 

This energy heats the sub-dermis and coagulates the treated area under the skin, and this initiates natural wound healing via the release of platelets, growth factors, and the wound cascade. This remodels the collagen and elastin, which results in tighter skin and reorganizes scars and stretch marks. Since RF microneedling targets the deeper layers of the skin, it’s an effective and compelling option for all skin tones.


Microneedling can help: 

  • Firm and tighten the skin of the face, neck, and chest
  • Decrease diffuse wrinkling commonly in the decolletage area
  • Minimize the appearance of pores
  • Reduce excess oil production
  • Minimize the appearance of acne scars
  • Treat sun damage
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
  • Restore or maintain a youthful, plump glow

We may recommend multiple treatments spaced a few weeks or months apart for the best results. This treatment is safe for all skin colors to address stretch marks, sagging, uneven texture, wrinkles, scarring, and acne scarring on the face, neck, and body.

Microneedling compliments other laser skin resurfacing treatments, such as CO2 laser resurfacing or the no downtime Cool Peel to resurface the skin and wipe away sun damage. The results of these two treatments are one of Aleta’s favorites. You get lifting and new skin!

Who should not receive Radiofrequency Microneedling? 

If you are allergic to gold used in the needles, you should avoid RF Microneedling. You should also NOT receive radiofrequency microneedling if you have a PACEMAKER or other implantable battery device.


Patients ready to uncover their natural, youthful contours and improve their skin’s appearance will want to ask our United Medical and Aesthetics team about using RF microneedling devices. By combining microneedling and radiofrequency energy, patients can smooth away fine lines and wrinkles anywhere on the body while enhancing the skin’s overall texture and tone.

Patients will see visible changes in their skin’s appearance within a few days, enjoying the most noticeable changes over time after about four weeks to three months. 

This is because these devices stimulate the skin’s natural remodeling process and improve its appearance, tightening loose facial skin and reducing underlying fatty tissue. Most patients will benefit from anywhere between one to three treatment sessions at first, with routine “touch-up” sessions scheduled months apart to continue slowing the natural aging process.


If you are seeking ways to reduce the signs of aging and restore a more youthful and healthy appearance to the skin on your face or body, contact our team of professionals at United Medical and Aesthetics today to learn more about RF microneedling. Our office offers several RF microneedling devices, including Virtue RF and Exceed.

At United Medical and Aesthetics, we look forward to customizing the latest treatments to your needs. 

Schedule a consultation with us to learn how to achieve your skin goals! Call us at (910) 226-0355 or fill out our contact form to get started.

FAQs about Radiofrequency and Microneedling Treatment

Radiofrequency treatment is a cosmetic procedure that doesn’t require any invasive methods. It uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. This treatment can effectively minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny, sterile needles to create precise micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. This activates the body’s natural healing response, which leads to increased collagen production and better skin texture.

Combining radiofrequency and microneedling treatments can provide enhanced results. The microneedles create tiny channels in the skin, allowing the radiofrequency energy to penetrate deeper and more effectively. This combination stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.

  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin tightening and lifting
  • Improvement in skin texture and tone
  • Reduction of acne scars and other skin imperfections
  • Minimization of pore size
  • Enhanced absorption of skincare products
  • Minimal downtime and quick recovery

Yes, radiofrequency and microneedling treatments are generally safe for all skin types. However, it is always recommended to consult with a qualified professional who can assess your skin condition and determine if these treatments are appropriate for you.

The number of sessions needed may vary depending on individual factors such as skin condition and treatment goals. Generally, 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart are recommended to achieve optimal results. However, noticeable improvements can often be observed after just one session.

While minimal downtime is usually associated with these treatments, some temporary side effects may occur. These can include redness, swelling, and mild sensitivity. However, these effects typically subside within a few days, and you can resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure.

The results of radiofrequency and microneedling treatments can be long-lasting with proper maintenance and skin care. However, it is important to note that the natural aging process and external factors can affect the longevity of the results. Periodic maintenance sessions may be recommended to sustain the desired outcomes.

Discover the Power of VirtueRF & CoolPeel

Meet Aleta Sloan, PA-C. She’s here to introduce you to a revolutionary treatment.

Stand Out Treatment
Deeper Depth Skin Tightening
Little to No Downtime

VirtueRF – Deep Skin Tightening
CoolPeel – Resurfacing & Tightening
Additional 1570 for Enhanced Tightening

Downtime: 3 to 4 Days
Pain Scale: Max 5/10

Time in Chair: 1.5 Hours
In-Office Time: 2.5 Hours
Cost: Starting at $1000

Results & Maintenance
Results Last 1-2 Years
Touchup: Once a Year with Microneedling
Maintenance: Cold Peel Every 2-3 Years for Pigmentation

United Medical and Aesthetics
Where Medicine Meets Beauty.

1908 Eastwood Road Suite 218,
Wilmington, NC 28403
Located in: Lumina Station

New Patients : (910) 226-0355
Existing Patients : (252) 876-3021


Dr. Aleta Sloan, United Medical and Aesthetics

Aleta Sloan is United Medical and Aesthetics' founder, owner, and chief practitioner. Her love and enthusiasm for healthy food and exercise is the driving force that makes her want to assist everyone who walks in through the doors of her practice.

Aleta graduated from one of the country's first PA schools at 23 and became the first PA in Eastern North Carolina. She has sustained her privileges at Carolina East Medical Center for the past 30 years and is dedicated to serving her community in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and cardiology.

Her passion for aesthetic medicine has motivated her to enroll in many hours of continuing education courses. She looks forward to assisting you in all your requirements while assuring that your trust is always in excellent hands, regardless of your goals!

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